My Life in New Zealand

Category: Horseback Riding

Christmas at the Races

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Christmas at the Races is an annual event held in Cromwell at a large racing ground. There were 10 horse races with lots of betting, BBQs, rose champagne, and Christmas celebration. Everyone dresses up in the spirt of the holiday, I even wore my first fascinator!

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A Paddock in Arrowtown

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I have been so lucky to connect with Kendra, a sweet 12 year old, who lives in Arrowtown with her mom, dad, and 3 siblings. Kendra owns 2 ponies, JT and Cruise, who graze in a Paddock less than a 5 minute walk from her house!

Kendra goes to see her ponies every morning before school and every evening before supper. Last night was the second time I had the chance to go out and spend time with her. She has become my first horseback riding “teacher”! From showing me how to use all of the equipment, quizzing me on the different parts of the pony, and setting up obsicles within the paddock to maneuver around, she is simply the best I could ask for!

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